VA AT Catawba Day Hike
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George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
VA AT Catawba Day Hike on 06/01/2008 15:53:21 MDT Print View

Yesterday, May 31, 2008, went to an evening event in Roanoke, VA. Had time for my wife to drop me off at a parking area where the AT crosses VA311 near Catawba for 4 hours. Headed south and then north on AT.

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Next post for the close ups...

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
VA AT Catawba Close Ups on 06/01/2008 15:59:15 MDT Print View

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Shawn Basil
(Bearpaw) - F

Locale: Southeast
Fantastic close-ups on 06/01/2008 16:26:05 MDT Print View

Wow! The detail on your close-ups is really remarkable. Did you use a zoom to get them?

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Fantastic close-ups on 06/01/2008 18:52:56 MDT Print View

I used a Sony DSC-F717 that I will have had five years in August. I bought it because it was on sale. It is only a 5.0 megapixel, but it has a Carl Zeiss lens. For the closeups I took yesterday, I just used autofocus and turned on the macro function (for closeups). It weighs about 1 and 1/2 pounds. When I got it, I had plenty of room in my Gregory Palisades for it. : )

There is hope for me. This January I got a Nikkon Coolpix L11 on sale pretty cheap that has 6 megapixs and only weighs 5.6 oz. I'm still learning how to use it. Except for close ups, it is adequate for most of the pictures I take.